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@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.


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#421 Dake

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:25 PM

That was a lovely episode. I was sad to hear she was leaving from the start, but they handled it really well. I too was worried she'd get Tasha'd, so at least she might reappear down the road.


 
 
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:03 AM

I'm glad no tasha'd. And my lord was it an emotionally character driven story. I eat that shit up.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:43 AM

1) Gordon shouldn't call his family trash in front of his dad.

 

2) Will that new security chief use a gun or does he prefer a knife?

He'll use his trunk to discharge something gross.

 

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:05 PM

Putting Bob Picardo and John Billingsly on screen together might be the best thing the show has done.  It never really occurred to me that Star Trek had two consecutive wacky doctors.

 

Frustrating things in last week's episode:

  • Alara can't get out of her chair at all until she can suddenly stand up and kick ass.  It would have been so much more effective if she had struggled and had to improvise and think her way out of the situation rather than just suddenly be fine.
  • The ship has artificial gravity and hosts numerous species.  You can't just adjust Alara's quarters so she's exposed to high gravity part-time?  Or at least give a plausible reason why that can't be done.
  • I'm very fond of Patrick Warburton, and kudos to the show for being bold with alien prosthetics.  But he has two esophaguses because his species eats so much.  But he only has one mouth, and he's not shoving food into it at a ridiculous rate.  The whole idea is just an unfunny joke that doesn't make sense.  Ahd also, he talks like a bro.  All the wackiest aliens talk like bros.  If he's going to replace Alara permenantly, I hope they find a way to make him interesting.

The Orville is such a mixed bag for me.  It has some genuinely good sci-fi storytelling.  The humor is distracting more often than it's actually funny.  Most damningly, it tries too hard to be Star Trek, going so far as to regularly feature Star Trek regulars.  It's not constrained by the rules of Star Trek, but it just won't reach out and forge its own identity.  It seems perfectly content to be off-brand Star Trek.

 

I did notice that they upgraded the tables in the mess hall this season.  A big improvement over the terrible faux-wood things they had last season.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:10 PM

In its defense, I'm perfectly happy with it being off brand star trek. It gets to homage whatever it wants while being tied to nothing. It's perfect to me. It also doesnt take itself super seriously, until it wants to which I adore.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:20 PM

I'm glad no tasha'd. And my lord was it an emotionally character driven story. I eat that shit up.

I adore this show.

I loved the pickle jar...


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:02 PM

Regarding Alara in the chair, I'm thinking the point there was she could get out of it, she struggled because on a subconscious level, she didn't want to as she related more with her spiritual family on the Orville then her biological family on her homeworld. The part where she got up shown she made her choice.

If not, she's as bad as grandpa Joe in Willy Wonka.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

In its defense, I'm perfectly happy with it being off brand star trek. It gets to homage whatever it wants while being tied to nothing. It's perfect to me. It also doesnt take itself super seriously, until it wants to which I adore.


Me, too.

But in the credits, where it says "Created By Seth MacFarlane", it should just say "Created By Star Trek".

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#429 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:58 PM

Hey, whatever allows it to exist. I'm not asking questions.
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:25 AM

Well Brannon Braga is producing this show. There's bound to be some 90's Trek DNA injected into this.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:58 PM

 

In its defense, I'm perfectly happy with it being off brand star trek. It gets to homage whatever it wants while being tied to nothing. It's perfect to me. It also doesnt take itself super seriously, until it wants to which I adore.


Me, too.

But in the credits, where it says "Created By Seth MacFarlane", it should just say "Created By Star Trek".

 

I mean, something has to try to be Star Trek while Star Trek is trying to be Star Wars.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

Is the double esophagus guy permanent?  I like Patrick Warburton, but it felt like a waste to put him in there.



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 02:17 AM

I think they said he was a temp otherwise he isn't written as a keeper.


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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:22 AM

Yeah, I read that a permanent replacement is coming later in the season. 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:25 AM

Cute Guardians of the Galaxy reference in tonight's episode.  ("Charlie-27" is part of a code string.)

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

There was an Andromeda reference a few episodes ago too (Kelly's boyfriend was quizzing his class about The Battle of Tarazed).

Someone on this show knows their sci-fi.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:53 AM

Gotta say, I never really expected to have a Billy Joel song used in space opera, much less so effectively.

 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:07 PM

There was an Andromeda reference a few episodes ago too (Kelly's boyfriend was quizzing his class about The Battle of Tarazed).

Someone on this show knows their sci-fi.

I think that's actually most of the writing staff, honestly, considering you've got at least half of Star Trek's old regular writing crew in the mix. 


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:18 PM

Mercer was going to have the Krill ask the biggest question ever, "So who exactly can understand the baby talking?".



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:16 PM

This week was a pretty solid episode.  A bit of a predictable story, perhaps, of the Krill having sympathy for her target, but executed well.

 

The Rorschach test gag made me laugh.





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